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This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000.1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstanding treble triumph, but he was awarded the highest honour for his sporting achievements; a Knighthood from the Queen. Universally respected for his tough, but caring managerial style, Ferguson is an unusually intelligent man with a fascinating life story. Covering his tough Govan upbringing through to his playing days and onto his shift into management, Managing My Life is told with the fine balance of biting controversy and human sensitivity which made it such an unprecedented success in hardback. Alex Ferguson is a legend in his lifetime.

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The story of one of the most recognisable and successful players in world football. Didier Drogba is renowned for his heading ability, sharp shooting and sheer strength. He has played for his native Ivory Coast and for clubs in France, China and Turkey, but it is as a Chelsea striker that he is best known. His feats with Chelsea have made him a cult hero among supporters. In Didier Drogba's honest and revealing autobiography he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded.In 2012 Didier was voted Chelsea's greatest ever player. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically as well as anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb.Away from football Drogba has been widely applauded for his involvement in trying to broker peace in the Ivorian civil war - he is a UN Goodwill Ambassador and does a huge amount of work with the Didier Drogba Foundation - Time magazine named him one of the world's 100 most influential people. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this humble Chelsea hero.

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ALEX FERGUSON My Autobiography

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Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager. Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here. MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

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Football Heroes (digital download)

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Hodder & Stoughton to publish new book from Sir Alex Ferguson this autumn.

Leading by Alex Ferguson

Hodder & Stoughton have acquired an inspirational new book about leadership from the most successful British football manager of all time - Sir Alex Ferguson.

Alex Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson was born in 1941 in Govan, Scotland. A goal-scoring centre-forward, he was later transferred to Rangers, the club he supported from boyhood, for a Scottish record fee of £65,000. Entering management in 1974, he served East Stirlingshire and St Mirren before guiding Aberdeen to victory in the 1982-83 Cup Winners' Cup. Arriving at Manchester United in 1986, he brought them 38 trophies, including the Club World Cup, two Champions Leagues, 13 Premier Leagues and five FA Cups. His overall haul of 49 trophies made him the most successful British manager of all time.

Hodder acquires Alex Ferguson's new autobiography

Hodder & Stoughton are delighted to announce the acquisition of Sir Alex Ferguson's memoirs, which will be published in October 2013. Click READ for more information.

Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba played for English club Chelsea as a striker, and is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team. He is best known for his career at Chelsea, for whom he has scored more goals than any other foreign player and is currently the club's fourth highest goal scorer of all time. In October 2012, he was voted by Chelsea supporters as the club's greatest ever player. He has also been named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.After playing in youth teams, Drogba made his professional debut aged 18 for Ligue 2 club Le Mans, and signed his first professional contract aged 21.In the summer of 2004, Drogba moved to Chelsea for a club record £24 million fee, making him the most expensive Ivorian player in history. In his debut season he helped the club win their first league title in 50 years, and a year later he won another Premier League title. With a career record of scoring 10 goals in 10 finals winning 10 trophies at club level, Drogba has been referred to as the 'ultimate big game player'.An Ivory Coast international between 2002 and 2014, Drogba captained the national team from 2006 until his retirement and is the nation's all-time top goalscorer with 65 goals from 104 appearances. On 8 August 2014, he announced his retirement from international football.

Hodder & Stoughton To Publish Didier Drogba Autobiography On 22nd October 2015

HODDER & STOUGHTON TO PUBLISH DIDIER DROGBA AUTOBIOGRAPHY ON 22nd OCTOBER 2015

Cover and tour dates revealed…

Alex Ferguson news flash!

The cover of Sir Alex Ferguson’s memoirs is revealed today. The photograph was taken by Sean Pollock at a special shoot earlier this summer. The London based photographer specialises in portraits and his work has appeared in The Sunday Times Magazine. The autobiography to be published on 24 October will be launched at a press conference in London on 23 October which will be followed by a series of further events in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dublin. Monday 28 October – 7.30pm at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dan Walker, best known for presenting BBC 1's Football Focus, the Open Golf coverage and a weekly BBC 5 Live Sports Show. Box Office: 0843 208 6000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Tuesday 29 October – 7.30pm at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with BBC Scotland's sports presenter, Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 0844 395 4000. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 1 November – 7.30pm at The Royal Festival Hall, London. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with breakfast television host and lifelong Manchester United supporter, Eamonn Holmes. Box office: 0844 875 0073 (on sale date for tickets to be announced shortly) Tuesday 5 November – 7.30pm at The Music Hall, Aberdeen. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 01224 641122. Tickets on sale from 13th September. Friday 8 November – 7.30pm at The Convention Centre, Dublin. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Eamonn Holmes. Tickets on sale from 17th September – available from www.easons.com Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his quite extraordinary career for the last four years. In his new book he will reflect on his almost 27 years at Manchester United. It is a story that promises to reveal, entertain and inspire. To find out more about the book, follow the Alex Ferguson autobiography Facebook page.

Mesut Özil

Mesut Ozil was born in 1988 to Turkish parents at Gelsenkirchen in what was then West Germany. An attacking midfielder, his professional career began with home-town team Schalke 04 and led him to Werder Bremen and Real Madrid before he joined Arsenal for a club-record £42.5m in 2013. His honours include FA Cup success with Arsenal, a Spanish title with Real and the German Cup at Bremen. A five-time Player of the Year in Germany, he made his debut for the national team aged 20 and was a member of their World Cup-winning side in 2014.

Michael Parkinson

Born in Yorkshire, Michael Parkinson left school at sixteen with the ambition to play cricket for Yorkshire and England and to write about cricket for the Manchester Guardian. Although, he didn't manage to fulfil the first half of his ambition, he has since become one of the most successful journalists of his generation. He wrote a sports column for The Sunday Times for fifteen years and has also written for the Telegraph. He is also a legendary TV and radio presenter - his long-running chat show Parkinson was hugely popular for many years.

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Sir Alex Live in Conversation

Sir Alex’s autobiography to be published on 24 October will be launched by a series of events in London, Salford, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dublin in which Sir Alex will be discussing the highlights of his extraordinary career. Tickets for his events in Salford, Glasgow and Aberdeen go on sale today at 10 am BST. Widely considered to be the greatest manager in the history of British football, Sir Alex has been reflecting on and jotting down the highlights of his quite extraordinary career for the last four years. In his new book he will reflect on his almost 27 years at Manchester United. It is a story that promises to reveal, entertain and inspire. Monday 28 October – 7.30pm at The Lowry Theatre, Salford. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dan Walker, best known for presenting BBC 1's Football Focus, the Open Golf coverage and a weekly BBC 5 Live Sports Show. Box Office: 0843 208 6000. Tickets £40 including signed book. Tuesday 29 October – 7.30pm at The Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with BBC Scotland's sports presenter, Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 0844 395 4000. Tickets £40 including signed book. Tuesday 5 November – 7.30pm at The Music Hall, Aberdeen. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Dougie Donnelly. Box Office: 01224 641122. Tickets £40 including signed book. Thursday 28th November – 7.30pm at Kirkham Grammar School, Preston. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Mike Toolan. Tickets through Silverdale Bookshop: 01772 683 444. Tickets £40 including signed book. London and Dublin events to go on sale next week. Friday 1 November – 7.30pm at The Royal Festival Hall, London. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with breakfast television host and lifelong Manchester United supporter, Eamonn Holmes. Box office: 0844 875 0073. Tickets on sale 18th September. Friday 8 November – 7.30pm at The Convention Centre, Dublin. Sir Alex Ferguson will be in conversation with Eamonn Holmes. Tickets on sale from 17th September – available from www.easons.com